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The Lawrence Welk Show (musical variety)

    [began on local Los Angeles TV in 1953]

    [original network title: "The Dodge Dancing Party"]

    (ABC Saturday Nights, 1955 - 1971;
     Syndicated)

    (Re-runs still air on PBS, Saturday nights)

Open Theme 1: "Bubbles In The Wine"

    [aka: "Lawrence Welk Theme", this had been his band's theme
     song since the 1930s.]

     Composers: Lawrence Welk (ASCAP),
                Frank Loesser (ASCAP), and
                Robert ("Bob") Calame (not affiliated)

     1978 Publisher: Paramount Music Corp. (ASCAP)

     2000 Publisher: Paramount Music Corporation (ASCAP),
                        c/o Famous Music Corp.,
                        of New York, NY

     Composition Date: circa 1939

     Recording:


Close Theme 2 [during Dodge sponsorship years]: medley of "Good Night Ladies", "Hope You Had a Happy Time" (to the tune "Mary Had a Little Lamb"), segueing to "Bubbles In The Wine"

    [Lyrics: "Good-night ladies,
              Farewell gentlemen,
              So long everyone,
              It's time to leave you now...

              Hope you had a happy time,
              Happy time, happy time...
              Hope you had a happy time,

  (spoken solo:) Dodge had a good time too...

  (spoken by everyone:) Good night!"

             (segue to "Bubbles In the Wine" theme)]

     Composers: *Traditional* [Nursery rhymes],
                probably adapted and arranged by Robert ("Bob") Calame (not affiliated)

     1978 Publisher:

     2000 Publisher:

     Composition Date:

     Recording:


Theme 3 (circa 1961): "Champagne Fanfare (Signature)"

    [This short signature was used in the Opening Medley
     preceding "Bubbles In The Wine" beginning in about 1961]

     Composer: George Cates (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: T. B. Harms Co. New Acct. (ASCAP)

     2000 Publisher: Universal/Polygram Latin Music Publishing (ASCAP),
                       c/o Universal Music Publishing Group,
                       of Los Angeles, CA

     Composition Date: 1961

     Recording:


Theme 4 (circa 1961): "Champagne Time"

    [This was used as a closer first, and then became part of the
     opening medley as well.]

     Composer: music by George Cates (ASCAP), with
               lyrics by Mort Greene (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Champagne Music Corp. (ASCAP)

     2000 Publisher: Universal/Polygram Latin Music Publishing (ASCAP),
                       c/o Universal Music Publishing Group,
                       of Los Angeles, CA

     Published Copyright Date: Jan. 5, 1961; EP 148 456.

     Recording:


Close Theme 5 (circa 1969): "Adios, Au Revoir, Auf Wiedersehen"

     Composers: George Cates (ASCAP), and
                John M. ("Jack") Elliott (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: T. B. Harms Co. New Acct. (ASCAP)

     2000 Publisher: Universal/Polygram Latin Music Publishing (ASCAP),
                       c/o Universal Music Publishing Group,
                       of Los Angeles, CA

     Unpublished Copyright Date: June 6, 1969; Eu 121 531.

     Recording:














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